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Tenn. police ready for NBA, BBQ, and flood waters


By Jody Callahan
The Commercial Appeal

Forgive the men and women of the Memphis Police Department if they're teetering between harried and frazzled right now.

Between now and Monday evening, those officers will be charged with keeping the city safe during a rare confluence of events that includes record flooding on the Mississippi River, a pivotal NBA playoff game, thousands of barbecue lovers on Tiger Lane as well as a presidential visit. It's likely to be one of the busiest weekends the city has seen in years.

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